My Day as a Geisha in Kyoto

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“No giggling allowed!” I said to Rebecca and Marie, head turned away to hide my own smirk. “We need the right attitude to pull this off.” Shuffling our feet an inch at a time, we painstakingly made our way towards the shrine looming at the end of the cobblestone street, less than a quarter of a mile … [Read more...]

Turning Japanese: My Geisha Makeover

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“Stop laughing. You need the right attitude to pull this off,” I said to Rebecca and Marie, head turned away to hide my own smirk. We shuffled our way towards the shrine looming at the end of the cobblestone street, less than a quarter of a mile away. The wooden platform of the Japanese geta on our … [Read more...]

Above All, Life Should Be Fun!

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People who know me well are familiar with my life motto, “Above all, life should be fun.”  So it comes as no surprise when they continually ask me what my favorite activity as a travel writer is. That’s like asking someone which one of their children they love the best!  You love them equally but … [Read more...]

Japan: Hit the Highlights in 7 Days

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It’s not impossible to see a lot of Japan in a short window of time.  Just a little planning and a good pair of shoes are all you need. Check out Japan in 7 Days_Patti Morrow_Luggage and Lipstick  published Yahoo Voices. … [Read more...]